US 1561603 A
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Nov. 17, 1925. 1,561,603
e. H. GLADE, JR
AUTOMOBILE LIGHT Filed D60. 1'7, 1923 Patented Nov. 17, 1925.
UNITED. srArEs- 1,561,603 PATENT] OFFICE.
GEORGE GLA DE, JR.,=OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Application filed December 17, 1923. Serial No. 681,041.
To all whom it mayv concern:
Be it known that 'I, GEORGE HL GLADE, J r.,
a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in an Automobile Light, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in 1 electrical service lamps.
An object of the invention is to provide a lamp which may readily be attached to any convenient part of an automobile, article of furniture, or any other suitable support to be usedas a so-called'trouble lamp, spot drawings, wherein universal adjusting feature.
light, reading lamp, or for any other purpose. v
Another object} is to providesuch a lamp having a universal adjustment so'that the reflector maybe tilted or turned ingany de taken in connection with the accompanying 4 Fig. 1 1s a side elevation of the lamp structure. I v V Fig. 2 is a bottom view of the lamp as shown in Fig. -1.
Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 3-3,
Fi 1'. Y I x v ig. 4 is a detail view oi a portion of the Fig. 5 is a detail view of a clip which secures-the part shown in Fig. to the.
clamping member. Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view of'theup per part of the spring clamp."
- Similar reference characters ,are used throughout the drawings to designate like elements.
1 either one or'itwo contact type, thebasell '55 in base 11 and the lamp base may be secured a'reflector which is ada ted toreceive' an Ordinary standard electric light ',socket of ofthe reflector receiving the lam socket 12, the latter carrying an insulating ushing 13. The socket 12 may-have afriction'al fit withment, which will therein b means of a stud and bayonet slot,
if desire or in any other suitable manner.-
The shape of the reflector may be of the ordinary .parabolic form, or preferably, as shown in Fig. l, the curved portion 10 adjacent the rim of the reflector may be of parabolic design, while the portion 10 between the portion 10 and the socket portion 11 may be merely an enlargement of the socket to render the positioning of the bulb more accurate.
A spring clamping member 14 having .coils 15 formed in its .1 1 portion and terminating in curved gripping portions 16 is adapted to support the lamp structure and is adjustably connected thereto by means of a clip 17 frictionally coacting with a ball 18 secured to the spring engaging clip 19.
Clip-'17, as shown in Fig. 2, consists of two portions 17, and 17 the lower ends of which portions are depressed outwardly to form sockets to receive ball 18, as shown clearly in Figs, 2 and 3. A bolt 20 extends through an opening in the two portions of clip member 17 and serves'to tighten the said member on the lamp socket 12 or the reflector and on the ball 18. .The spring clipmember 19 is provided with a pair of wings 20 which 5 are folded around the upper portion of the ment, the clip 19 is anchfiredto one coil of the spring, at the same time leaving .the other coils free to slip or slide through the clip 19-when clampin member 14- is being attached to ordetache from its su port.
Ball 18 is provided with a neck portionlS" which serves'to space the lower ends oi the clip 17- from the upper'-portion of clip 19 to provide a. working clearance, the neck 18" coils of the clamping member 14, one of said wings fitting into a slot or cutaway portion. 21. formed in the said coil. By this arrangeof the-ball terminates in a stud 18 which projects throu h aperture 19' of clip 19, and
is then 'rivete to securely hold the said ball 3v .prevent the'relative rotation of the said ball with said 'clip. In the drawings, 10 represents, generally,
The grippmg portions 16. of the clamp 1 1 .are preferably given the *form shown in Fig.2, and are covered by resiliently promarred .in placingor removing the lamp.
It will be seen that the clip 17 having formed therein thesockets which receive the ball 18 provides a universal adjustment, and that said adjustment may readily be tightened by adjustment of the bolt, as will be clear. s I
. In positioning the device on any portion of the car or other support, the two grip ping portions 16 of clamp 14 are separated by compressing the spring clamping members together and thereafter releasing the said clamping members permitting thegripping portions to engage the support, as shownin Fig. 1. I g
It will be obvious that my invention is susceptible of changes and modifications, and I do not Wish to be restricted to the details shown and described herein, exceptnvhere limitations thereto appear in the appended claims.
What I claim is r p 1. In a device' of the class described, a bracket adapted for supporting a lamp, a clamp adjustably engaged by said bracket and being adapted'to support the same in any position of adjustment, and a single means for tightening said bracket on said lamp and said clamp.
2. A device adapted to support a lamp comprising a pair of bracket member-shaving coacting parts, each of which is provided with a lampengaging portion, each of said bracket members being alsoprovided with depressions coacting to form a, socket, aspring clamp having a ball at its upper end to be adjustably received Within the socket of said bracket, and means for simultaneously tightening said bracket on said lamp and on said ball. 7
8. A device adapted to support a lamp comprising a resilient clamp terminating in 4 coacting gripping portions, said portions being provided with a protective covering, the
upper portion of said clamp being formed as a spring coil, a portion of said coil havinga depression formed therein,,a ball socured to said coil, said securing means having an extension which coacts with said dcpressed portion in said coil to prevent rela-' tive movement of said coil and ball, and a bracket having a socket for the reception of said ball for adjustably securing said lamp thereto. v
4. A device adapted to "support a lamp comprising a spring clamping member havingvsupport engaging ends united by an integral coil, a lamp engaging bracket having a socket therein, a ball-frictionally rctained in said socket, and a clipsecured to said ball andprovided with integral extensions bent to engage said coil to retain said ball in fixed positionrelatively thereto.
5'. A device adapted to support a lamp comprising a ball on which said lamp is adjustably mounted, a clamp, and a clip attached .to said ball and having a-pair of integral extensions bent to engage a portion of said clamp to secure said ball-in fixed position relatively thereto.
(3. A device adapted to support a lamp comprising a ball to which said lamp is adjustablysecured, a clamp having a coil, and a one-piece clip for securing said ball to said coil, said clip and coil having cooperating portions adapted to prevent relative movement of said ball and coil.
' In testimony whereof, I have subscribed my name.
GEORGE H. GLADE, J/R.